Oriental Justice

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Title

Oriental Justice
The Messenger, 1929-1930
Page 14 (1 of 3)

Description

The short story "Oriental Justice" is about a wealthy American man, Carl Blackly, traveling to "mysterious India," being accused and charged with theft by a shop dealer for not paying for furniture items in his store. The rich American never purchased anything in the store and was being wrongly convicted. Carl's anger toward the man is displayed in his use of sharp racist language. He calls the shop owner a "black half-wit" and refers to the shop owner's country as a hole.

Source

Virginia Baptist Historical Society
Richmond, Va

Date

1929-1930

Contributor

Matt Mullen

Format

Files

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Collection

Citation

E. Douglas Gunter, “Oriental Justice,” University of Richmond Race & Racism Project, accessed May 27, 2024, https://memory.richmond.edu/items/show/100.